Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wichita weather: Sunshine and 50s

The slow warmup after the coldest spell of the season continues Thursday for the Wichita area.

Highs are projected to reach the mid-50s under sunny skies, forecasters say. South winds will ease to the low teens, with gusts touching 20 miles an hour at times.

Overnight lows will dip to the low 30s, near freezing, with a few clouds moving in as the southerly winds quiet down to the single digits.

Friday could see temperatures top 60, forecasters say, as a few more clouds filter into the region later in the day. Southerly winds will pick up again, steady in the upper teens with gusts approaching 30 miles an hour.

A slight chance of rain arrives early Saturday and persists through the day, forecasters say, with highs jumping to the upper 60s. Sunday is expected to offer another dose of 60s.

After the harsh taste of winter early this week, that’s welcome news.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Join me for a web chat on preparing for winter at 11 a.m. today

I’ll be hosting a web chat on winter weather preparedness at 11 a.m.. (CST) today. Joining me as a special guest will be Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Wichita branch.

Click on the link below to join in the chat.

Wichita weather: Sunny, breezy and cool

It’ll be a windy, cool day in the Wichita area today, forecasters say. Highs could touch 50 under sunny skies, as south winds gust at times to nearly 30 miles an hour.

Overnight lows should drop into the upper 20s under mostly clear skies, forecasters say, with winds easing into the teens.

Thursday is shaping up to be a bit warmer, with highs in the mid-50s thanks to plenty of sunshine. South winds will be in the teens, with gusts approaching 25 miles an hour.

Lows Thursday night will fall to the low 30s, with winds easing to single digits. Friday should offer more sunshine and highs near 60, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Wichita weather: A cold, windy day

The coldest weather of the season will give Wichita a hearty case of the chills today, forecasters say.

Highs will not climb out of the 30s and north winds will be gusty, approaching 25 miles an hour at times. Those winds will ease to the single digits by afternoon, however.

Overnight lows tonight will drop to the low 20s again under partly cloudy skies, and Wednesday should be warmer. Highs could approach 50 with sunny skies, forecasters say. Winds, which are likely to shift to the south during Wednesday’s early hours, are expected to top 30 miles an hour in gusts.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Wichita reached its high temperature for Monday at………noon??

Well, actually, it was a few minutes after that, according to the National Weather Service.

But then the cold front arrived at about 2 p.m. and the temperature dove about 7 degrees in 15 minutes. Tonight’s low could bottom out at about 20, and Tuesday’s highs won’t reach 40.

Bundle up!

Wichita weather: One last day of warm temperatures before cold front arrives

Say hello to another day of 60s in the Wichita area on Monday – then get ready to be without them for a while.

Much colder temperatures are behind a cold front moving into the area later in the day, forecasters say. Monday’s high will be in the mid-60s, with south winds in the teens switching to the north late in the afternoon. The cold front will bring with it a slight chance of rain Monday night.

Overnight lows will dive into the mid-20s – a 40-degree plunge from the afternoon highs – and Tuesday’s highs will only top out in the upper 30s. North winds will be in the teens, forecasters say, with gusts approaching 30 miles an hour.

Tuesday night looms as the coldest of the season to date, with lows dipping near 20. Wednesday will be sunny but chilly, with highs in the low 40s.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Wichita weather: Sunny and windy

Highs should reach the mid-60s on a sunny day in the Wichita area today, forecasters say.

But it’ll be windy, too, with south winds gaining strength as the day lengthens – gusting at times to nearly 40 miles an hour. Lows tonight will be in the low 40s under mostly clear skies, forecasters say. Winds ease only slightly, gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

The weekend should be pleasant, with sunshine and highs in the 60s.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Wichita weather: Frost early, then a nice warmup

A frost advisory is in effect until 8 a.m. for eight counties in southern Kansas, including Sedgwick and the southern section of the Wichita metropolitan area.

Once the sun rises, forecasters say, temperatures will rebound nicely into the low 60s. After Wednesday’s blustery fare, northerly winds will be much more tranquil today – not even touching double digits.

Overnight lows will again dip into the 30s, forecasters say, but another frost isn’t expected. Skies will be mostly clear, with light winds shifting to the south but remaining in single digits.

Robust winds will return on Friday, forecasters say, gusting out of the south to nearly 40 miles an hour at times. It’ll be sunny, too, with highs in the mid-60s.

The weekend will bring more sunshine and more 60s to the Wichita area, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Modest rainfall amounts in Wichita area

All that drizzle didn’t amount to much in the Wichita metropolitan area Tuesday.

Just .30 of an inch fell (officially) in Wichita, with heavier amounts east of the metro area. As much as 1.86 inches fell in far southwestern Cowley County.

Wichita weather: Slight chance of early showers, then clouds gradually move out

There’s a slight chance of showers before dawn in the Wichita area Wednesday, forecasters say, but then the clouds will dissipate on a brisk November day.

Highs under partly to mostly sunny skies will struggle to reach the low 50s, with north winds in the teens gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.
Patchy frost is expected early Thursday morning, forecasters say, when temperatures dip to the low 30s.

Thursday should be sunny and warmer, with highs touching 60. Friday and the weekend should continue that trend of sunshine and temperatures at or near 60, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.